Research Associate Cardiotoxicity of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)

Job Reference : BM&H-11129
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 05/03/2018
Salary : Starting salary £31,604 to £33,518 p.a. according to relevant experience
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
Division : Cardiovascular Sciences
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : 1 June 2018 to 31 May 2021


Air pollution is associated with a range of adverse cardiovascular events including heart attacks, strokes, and irregular heart rhythms, particularly in people already at risk for these conditions. The mechanisms of air pollution based cardiotoxicity are complex and can be attributed in part, to nanoparticles containing aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The aim of this project is to determine the mechanisms by which PAHs induce cellular cardiac dysfunction in hiPSC derived cardiomyocytes and in freshly isolated zebrafish cardiomyocytes.

You will hold (or expect to hold shortly) a PhD in Physiology and have experience in cellular cardiology including single cell electrophysiology and ion imaging which are essential requirements for this post. You will be responsible for data analysis, writing up the findings and disseminating them in conjunction with supervisors and collaborators situated in Bristol and France.   

The majority of the research will conducted in Manchester but with collaborative projects in Bristol and France.

Previous applicants need not apply

Successful candidates may be subject to pre-employment screening carried out on our behalf by a third party. The offer of employment will be dependent on the successful candidate passing that screening. Whilst you will be required to provide express consent at a later stage, by continuing with your application now you acknowledge that you are aware that such screening will take place, and agree to take part in the process.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Holly Shiels


Tel: 0161 275 5092

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

Further Particulars


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.